House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus DRAM-1330-01 (Stagecraft I)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
DRAM-1330-01 (Stagecraft I)
|Instructor||Gengo, Damon Harbin|
|Course ID #||10018|
|Course Title||Stagecraft I|
|Course Description||Basic course on handling and construction of scenery, the care of stage properties and theatrical terminology and the study and application of visual aesthetics of design which may include hands-on experience in the physical theater, sceneryconstruction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup and backstage organization.|
|Course Prerequisites||PREREQUISITES: Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.|
|Required Textbooks||Stagecraft I A Complete Guide to Backstage Work, 3rd edition, Merriwether Publishing LTD, 2000|
1: Communication effectiveness
The student will be able to communicate effectively orally or in writing, individually or in groups, for a variety of purposes.
2: Critical thinking skills
The student will develop skills to understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving, reflective thinking, and technical proficiency in the development of the analysis of a text in preparation for performance in the areas of set design, set construction, lighting and sound.
3: Knowledge of production elements
The student will demonstrate knowledge of various production elements used in the theater arts.
4: Preparation for theater audition or interview
The student will demonstrate preparedness for a theatrical audition or job interview.
Outcomes/Objectives (Numbers inside parentheses show related goals.)
1: Demonstration of communication effectiveness (G:1, 3, 4) The student will demonstrate effective communication as an individual and or in groups about technical aspects of theater.
2: Demonstration of critical thinking skills (G:1, 2, 3, 4) The student will demonstrate skills to understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving, reflective thinking, and technical proficiency in the development of the analysis of a text in preparation for performance in the areas of set design, set construction, lighting and sound.
3: Demonstration of knowledge of production elements (G:3, 4) The student will demonstrate knowledge of various production elements used in the theater arts particularly focusing on set construction, set design, lighting or sound elements.
4: Demonstration of preparation for a theater audition or interview (G:3, 4) The student will demonstrate preparedness for a theatrical audition or job interview particularly in the area of knowledge about the technical aspects of theater including but not limited to set design, set construction, lighting issues, and sound.
Measures & Findings (Numbers inside parentheses show related outcomes/objectives.)
1: Projects (O:1, 2, 3, 4) The students will complete construction projects demonstrating knowledge of safety in using theater tools and creating specific set pieces to be used in production. The success of completion will be documented on the Projects Rubric.
2: Written Assignments (O:1, 2, 3, 4) Use written reports to show critical analysis of various technical theater issues.
3: Embedded Exam Questions (O:3, 4) Chapter Quizzes, Midterm and final exams will be used to measure knowledge of theatrical production elements.
|Major Assignments||1 pre-test, 1 post-test, 3 unit tests, 1 final exam, attendance,daily assignments, audience etiquette, participation.|
Unit 1 Theatre Basics
Theatres and Stages
Stage rigging and Curtains
Production Staff and Crews
Unit 2 Tools and Scenery
Lumber and By-Products
Platforms, Parallels, Steps, Ramps
Unit 3 Sound and Light
Control of Light
Electricity and Devices
Dimming and Distibution
Color and Light
|Attendance Policy||This is a participation oriented course. Therefore, ATTENDANCE IS VITAL! Only three hours of absence is allowed. Tardiness will count toward absences. Each hour of absence exceeding the three hours will result in a loss of two points from your final average. After a student has missed three or more hours, the instructor may drop the student from the class with the grade earned which could be an “F” (current points divided by the total number of assignments per semester). Students absent or unprepared on the day deadlines or assignments are due will lose one letter grade for that assignment at minimum. (Ex: “A” will fall to a “B”; “B” will fall to a “C”, etc.) Tardiness and absence will hurt your grade. Leaving class early for any reason will constitute an absence. There are no excused absences. Dr. appointments, Dentist, work, etc. are not excused and should be scheduled outside of class scheduled time. There are no make-up days for deadlines or assignments. All make-up tests will be essay and can only be taken on the day that final exams are scheduled for that class. Cell phones must not be visible during class and responding to a page, call, or text message will result in an absence for that day and loss of grade for that day’s assignment including tests. Special situations must be addressed with the instructor in advance.|
|Determination of Final Grade||One mid-term exam and one final exam will be worth 300 points each. Three Unit tests will be worth 200 points each. All other assignments (daily, written, class participation, informal presentations, and audience etiquette) are worth 100 points each.|
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
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